(photo credit: Ariel Jerozolimski)
More details surfaced Sunday on the leaked Bagrut affair, which is being investigated by the Jerusalem Police Fraud Division. Police have arrested two people on suspicion of leaking the Bagrut maths test, Israel radio reported.
Rachel Kedem, a member of the Ministry of Education's exclusive committee that composed the high school matriculation exam, is alleged to have illegally passed questions from it to Eli Cohen, a pre-academic teacher from the northern Israel Technion University, supposedly to 'consult his opinion'.
Cohen, who is also a private mathematics tutor, passed on the information to a student of his, who sold them to others for NIS 1,000. The leak rapidly gathered momentum, with subsequent sale prices rising even higher.
The suspects arrested Sunday were released later that day under strict limitations.
The leak emerged a few days before the test when a teacher was told by
one of her students that the questions were available on Facebook, and
she reported it to the police.RELATED: Crashed website delays math bagrut Mathematics bagrut exam not to be canceled despite
As a result of the leak, the
Education Ministry was forced to change the test at the last minute
which caused problems in distribution of the test. A ministry internet
site from which headmasters were supposed to retrieve it crashed under
the load and in addition various schools had problems caused by the need
to print the test at the last minute. Tests are usually delivered
already printed by the post office.
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